Latest news View more news

Staggering number of unaccompanied South Sudanese child refugees in Uganda

By Carey Lodge Friday 19, May, 2017

The number South Sudanese child refugees traveling alone to seek sanctuary in neighbouring Uganda has risen to alarming levels, World Vision has warned.

World Vision UK

@WorldVisionUK

RT @AnnaGrellert: @WorldVision @WorldVisionUK World Vision in Latin America and the Caribbean Region is overcoming violence with "Raising C…

World Vision UK

@WorldVisionUK

RT @PremierRadio: Christian charity distributing water and soap after 'terrible' mudslides #SriLankaFloods @WorldVisionUK https://t.co/2xDx

World Vision UK

@WorldVisionUK

RT @Royal_Shopper: For a truly engaging learning experience bring your family to @WorldVisionUK Journey of Hope exhibit today @Royal_Shoppe

Latest from our blog View more Blog posts

Rising above poverty in Honduras

Wednesday 24, May, 2017

Hector Ramirez built his own micro-enterprise to pull himself and his family out of poverty. After receiving training and support from World Vision, Hector started a family business growing and selling coffee. His coffee is now sold in three communities in…

Escaping Boko Haram: “I no longer feel afraid.”

Tuesday 23, May, 2017

Mohamed escaped captivity from Boko Haram and was reunited with his family in Niger at a camp. There he attends school and plays with his friends at our Child Friendly Space.

Serving hope, one hot meal at a time

Wednesday 10, May, 2017

When Amandru and her children fled South Sudan, they walked about four weeks until they reached the refugee camp in Uganda. During the journey, they survived on a handful of peanuts per day. In the camp, they were served their first hot meal in a long time…

Life in a South Sudanese camp as an unaccompanied Internally Displaced Person

Friday 05, May, 2017

Ayman* waved his parents goodbye as the small boat left the shore and started floating down the river. Sitting on a wooden bench with his two younger brothers and younger sister, he wondered if he’d ever return.

Case study: Borehole brings hope to schoolchildren

Tuesday 02, May, 2017

As experts in water, sanitation and hygiene in emergencies, we're drilling and restoring boreholes, building emergency latrines, distributing soap, hand wash kits and organising hygiene sessions with children. We’ve drilled two boreholes in Chad and two in…

Keeping children in school – and fed in South Sudan!

Friday 28, Apr, 2017

Over 800 children currently attend Rumathoi school, located in the Northern South Sudan and while they are quite during their first few classes, they get all the more excited about lunch break. World Vision makes sure children like Thor are fed here every …

Sky Diving for South Sudan

Thursday 27, Apr, 2017

It was a very memorable day, and not a standard Wednesday morning. I was strapped to a guy’s lap circling above the clouds, 13,000 feet in the air. Feeling weirdly calm, I looked out the window and imagined that the white canvas beneath me was merely a she…

Nepal’s young disaster managers

Sunday 23, Apr, 2017

In the case of an earthquake, Swosthani, 14, from Nepal and her classmates know what to do. She is no longer afraid and has joined a World Vision school club that ensures children in the community are safe.

Tools for school - vital materials for children affected by Child Labour in Afghanistan

Wednesday 19, Apr, 2017

Growing up with a father addicted to drugs, Negina, 12, from Afghanistan, was forced to work alongside her mother from sunrise to sunset to provide for her five younger siblings.

Latest News

Staggering number of unaccompanied South Sudanese child refugees in Uganda

Friday 19, May, 2017

The number South Sudanese child refugees traveling alone to seek sanctuary in neighbouring Uganda has risen to alarming levels, World Vision has warned.

World Vision UK backs Global Day of Prayer to End Famine

Thursday 04, May, 2017

World Vision UK is backing a global prayer day aimed at mobilising millions of Christians to act to prevent the mass starvation of children and their communities in Somalia, South …

Luxury Bridal Show says ‘Yes to the Dress’ and no to child brides

Tuesday 02, May, 2017

Every 7 seconds, a girl under 15 years of age is forced into marriage. That’s why Terri Chan, the founder of bridal wear brand Les Trois Soeurs, is donating to World Vision UK.

World Vision joins NGOs in support of 0.7% UK foreign aid commitments

Friday 21, Apr, 2017

The UK’s leading NGOs are calling on all major political parties to honour the nation’s legal promise to spend 0.7% of gross national income on aid, and extend the UKs leadership i…

World Vision UK honoured at prestigious Revo Opal Awards

Monday 10, Apr, 2017

World Vision UK’s innovative installation ‘Journey of Hope’ has won Highly Commended at the prestigious Revo Opal Awards in London.

Brussels Conference: World Vision welcomes progress, but urges protection for Syrian children

Thursday 06, Apr, 2017

International children’s charity World Vision has today urged for concrete action to protect Syria’s children following a major international conference with world leaders in Bruss…

Brussels Conference: World Vision warns children are fighting the war in Syria

Tuesday 04, Apr, 2017

International children’s charity World Vision has today warned that the recruitment of children into militia is rising in war-torn Syria.

DEC East Africa Crisis Appeal raises £40 million

Wednesday 29, Mar, 2017

World Vision UK has today welcomed the £40 million raised by the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal for East Africa.

Drought and conflict in South Sudan fuelling the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis

Friday 24, Mar, 2017

International Children’s charity World Vision UK, is today warning of the soaring refugee crisis as drought and conflict in South Sudan force people to flee to neighbouring Uganda.

World Vision UK welcomes Government £10m in matched funding as DEC appeal reaches £24m

Tuesday 21, Mar, 2017

International children’s charity World Vision UK today welcomed the Government’s commitment to double its matched funding for the Disaster Emergencies Committee (DEC) East Africa c…

World Vision joins faith-based NGOs in support of DEC East Africa appeal

Friday 17, Mar, 2017

World Vision - alongside faith-based NGO’s: CAFOD, Christian Aid, Islamic Relief and Tearfund – called on faith communities across the UK to support the Disasters Emergency Committ…

World Vision UK joins the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal to end famine in East Africa

Thursday 16, Mar, 2017

World Vision UK joins multi-agency fundraising appeal to help millions on the brink of starvation in East Africa.

Survivor of rape in conflict praises Angelina Jolie and UK government

Thursday 16, Mar, 2017

Angela Atim of Watye ki Gen meets Angelina Jolie at UK government to support survivors of sexual violence in conflict.

World Vision UK launches East Africa Crisis appeal

Friday 10, Mar, 2017

World Vision UK is today launching the East Africa Crisis appeal to help meet the needs of 2.2 million of the most vulnerable children and families in the region.

Chine McDonald appointed to new World Vision UK church role

Thursday 02, Mar, 2017

Chine McDonald appointed to new World Vision UK church role as part of the charities new strategy to reconnect with the Church.

« Previous

Latest From our Blog

Bikes, chickens, and menstrual pads | Educating girls in Zimbabwe

Sunday 24, Jul, 2016

Bikes, chickens, and menstrual pads - just a few of the things improving life in Sanzukwi ADP in Zimbabwe. When sponsor Claire Bardsley visited, she saw signs of drought and hardsh…

A burden no more | Preventing child marriage in Bangladesh

Saturday 23, Jul, 2016

After overcoming epilepsy and avoiding an arranged marriage when she was just 14, Sonia is determined to work for World Vision one day. Now 22, Sonia credits the NGO with supportin…

Working with DFID to stop child marriage in Nepal

Thursday 21, Jul, 2016

At the Girl Summit in 2014, leaders and organisations from around the world came together and pledged to end child marriage. Today in South-eastern Nepal, World Vision and the UK g…

Seeing empowerment and change in Patna, India

Monday 18, Jul, 2016

World Vision's Celia Donald recently travelled to the Patna, in India - a slum community that has benefitted from our support for the last two and a half years. She met children wh…

Farming families struggle to survive in drought-stricken Ethiopia

Friday 15, Jul, 2016

Belaynesh helps her family whenever she can, often in the burning heat of the afternoon. With neither a good roof nor mosquito nets, malaria is the second biggest threat the family…

"Before the programme, we were ashamed" | Building girl's confidence in Ethiopia

Wednesday 13, Jul, 2016

People may think of Ethiopia as one of the poorest countries in the world. A country that has, in a generation, experienced widespread famine, conflict, drought and disease. While …

Five Voices | Perspectives from South Sudan

Sunday 10, Jul, 2016

Yesterday, on July 9, Juba’s hot and dusty roads were filled with people from across the country commemorating five years since South Sudan declared its independence. We took some …

"In South Sudan, we help keep children alive" | Life in a camp in South Sudan

Saturday 09, Jul, 2016

South Sudan marks its 5th anniversary of independence today, on 9 July. However, the young nation faces many challenges and fresh fighting erupted in and around the capital in the …

"My children used to have to work" | Saving in the time of Ebola

Friday 08, Jul, 2016

10-year-old Fatmata was terrified when Ebola came to her village. Not only did it personally affect her, but the impact of closed schools and lost livelihoods were felt all across …

"Regina has been alone since the death of her parents" | Coping with stigma in Sierra Leone

Wednesday 06, Jul, 2016

11-year-old Regina sits in front of her small mud house, wearing a colourful yellow dress that stands out against the grey backdrop. She leans against the wall next to her grandmot…

The rise & fall of Ebola | Reflections on our World Vision garden

Monday 04, Jul, 2016

Award-winning garden designer John Warland created the World Vision garden that recently won a silver-gilt award at this years’ Chelsea Flower Show. A long-term child sponsor of Ro…

"Things were very different before" | Visiting a savings group in Sierra Leone

Saturday 02, Jul, 2016

After three days following the local women’s savings group in Jaiama Bongor, Sierra Leone, Kate Shaw was eager to speak to a family to find out the difference their mother’s new in…

The impact of Ebola on change and protection

Saturday 02, Jul, 2016

As an advocate for change in her country, 17-year-old Alice felt the impact of the Ebola crisis twice; not only did it affect her family and peers on a personal level, it also slow…

"Now, they need shoes, we buy shoes" | Visiting a savings group in Sierra Leone

Saturday 02, Jul, 2016

Last week I travelled with blogger Annie to Sierra Leone to visit one of our child sponsorship projects there and hear from the community about the effects Ebola has had on their l…

Child labour and how child sponsorship is helping

Saturday 02, Jul, 2016

Child labour is a fact of life for millions of children around the world. You can help us continue to tackle child labour by sponsoring a child today.


Media team

24 hour press line

24 hour press line

Direct line:
+44 (0)7889 631 613
Mobile:
+44 (0)7889 631 613
Email:
ukpressoffice@worldvision.org.uk
Twitter:
@WVUKNews
Henry Makiwa

Henry Makiwa

Media Manager
Direct line:
+44 (0)1908 244 446
Mobile:
+44 (0)7469 154 268
Email:
henry.makiwa@worldvision.org.uk
Twitter:
@makiwahenry
Carina Wint

Carina Wint

Media Specialist
Direct line:
+44 (0)20 7821 3461
Mobile:
+44 (0)7471 216 013
Email:
carina.wint@worldvision.org.uk
Twitter:
@WintCarina
Sian Merrylees

Sian Merrylees

Celebrity Media Specialist
Direct line:
+44 (0)20 7821 6974
Mobile:
+44 (0)7956 593 111
Email:
sian.merrylees@worldvision.org.uk
Twitter:
@SianMerrylees
Carey Lodge

Carey Lodge

Media Officer
Direct line:
Mobile:
+44 (0)7786 333 784
Email:
carey.lodge@worldvision.org.uk
Twitter:
@CareyLodge
Parveen Devi

Parveen Devi

Media Officer
Direct line:
+44 (0)1908 047 888
Mobile:
Email:
parveen.devi@worldvision.org.uk
Twitter:
@parveendevi